Picture: Sunday evening, 11/1/14 at my Pastoral Installation Service for First Southern Baptist Church, Bellflower I remember that Sunday Morning in September (2014) like it was yesterday. I'm standing in the front row as the congregation stands to sing. Al hugged me and whispered in my ear, "No matter what happens, brother, we got your back." Was someone going to physically attack me? No. But Al knew what I didn't. I was preaching at First Southern Baptist Church (in Bellflower, Southeast Los Angeles). The church would have a meeting immediately after the service to vote on whether to call me as their pastor. I sensed tension. Al knew there was. Not physical attack, thankfully. But there would be spiritual attacks that day and in the months to come. Al knew that. And now I knew, no matter what happened, Al had my back.